Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law that prohibits and seeks to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual misconduct in correctional settings. The Blue Earth County Jail is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and offenders.

Sexual activity and behaviors of any kind are not allowed in the Blue Earth County Jail. All sexual behavior should be reported. The Blue Earth County Jail enforces zero tolerance for sexual assault, abuse, or any sexual activities and behaviors of any kind, between inmates, inmates and county staff, or inmates and vendors working for the county.

Inmates who have consensual sexual contact with another inmate will be disciplined.

Inmates who have non-consensual sexual contact with another inmate, county staff or vendors working for the county will be disciplined and referred for criminal prosecution.

Employees, contract staff, volunteers and vendors who are found to have engaged in sexual contact or sexual misconduct with offenders will be disciplined and referred for criminal prosecution when applicable.

The public may report in person or through written communication, to the Sheriff, or Chief Deputy or Jail Administrator.

False reporting of a PREA violation is a crime and can be punished under the law and will not be tolerated.